On-the-spot licence bans for killer drivers

South Australian motorists will be better protected under the Marshall Liberal Government’s tough stance on people charged with, or reasonably believed to have committed, causing death by dangerous driving.

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Fuel up! Real-time petrol pricing is here

South Australians can now shop around for a bowser bargain with the Marshall Liberal Government’s real-time fuel pricing at their fingertips.

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SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MULTICULTURAL BILL

 The equal opportunity commissioner then went on to address some other matters, including expanding the scope and purpose of the legislation to enshrine multicultural directions, and made a contribution in that regard. I think it is important that she supported the inclusion of the words to cover:

All South Australians come from diverse backgrounds in South Australia. That is the richness that such diversity brings to the community and encourages the full participation of people from diverse backgrounds in the cultural, economic, political and social life of South Australia to help build a prosperous state.

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New Planning Code ‘goes live’ tonight

At 12:01am on Friday the final phase of the state’s new Planning and Design Code will ‘go-live’ - a milestone moment for the most significant reform of South Australia’s planning system.

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STATUTES AMENDMENT (COVID-19 PERMANENT MEASURES) BILL

I am pleased to introduce the Statutes Amendment (COVID-19 Permanent Measures) Bill 2021. Measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 are fundamental to our ongoing response in keeping the community safe. The declaration of a major emergency, in place since 22 March 2020 (that is, last year), provides the authorising context for the important social distancing and public health measures issued by the State Coordinator through directions.

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MARCH 4 JUSTICE

I rise to make a contribution to the house. I, too, commend the March 4 Justice program this week, which was to acknowledge across Australia, largely by women but supported strongly by men, some of the inequities that still apply to women in our community. I think it is important, as I have said in this house several times this week, that we do listen and that we do understand that people will not be silenced, and this needs to be addressed.

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STATUTES AMENDMENT (RECOMMENDATIONS OF INDEPENDENT INQUIRY INTO CHILD PROTECTION) BILL

On 16 February 2021, I tabled a report of the independent inquiry into child protection undertaken by Paul Rice QC. The government has accepted the six recommendations and taken additional steps to address the issues highlighted in the report. The Statutes Amendment (Recommendations of Independent Inquiry into Child Protection) Bill 2021 implements the two recommendations in the report that require legislative amendment, being recommendations Nos 5 and 6.

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REVIEW OF HARASSMENT IN THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENT WORKPLACE

The Hon. V.A. CHAPMAN (Bragg—Deputy Premier, Attorney-General, Minister for Planning and Local Government) (11:04): I move:

1. That in the opinion of this house a joint committee be appointed to inquire into and report on the recommendations arising from the equal opportunity commissioner's report into harassment in the parliament workplace and how they are implemented.

2. That, in the event of a joint committee being appointed, the House of Assembly be represented thereon by four members, including the Speaker, of whom three shall form a quorum of assembly members necessary to be present at all sittings of the committee.

3. That a message be sent to the Legislative Council transmitting the foregoing resolution and requesting concurrence thereto.

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Reforms give Coroner stronger powers

The State Coroner will have stronger powers to ensure important evidence is provided during coronial inquests under reforms that passed Parliament this week.

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State Planning Commission Chair thanked for contribution

Minister for Planning Vickie Chapman has thanked State Planning Commission Chair Michael Lennon for his service, as he prepares to step down from the role.

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